Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sugar makes you stupid

Having just spent the evening dipping the tip of a dinner knife into the jar of Arancia honey, I can attest that sugar does make you dumb. Makes you dumb enough, in fact, to want to eat more sugar. Sigh...

This just in via a FB friend:

"Too much high-fructose corn syrup could do more than just make you fat: It could also make you stupid."

And, whatever you do, don't tell the truth about food, nutrition and health...

The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle.

Chapter 90, Article 25 of the North Carolina General Statutes makes it a misdemeanor to “practice dietetics or nutrition” without a license. According to the law, “practicing” nutrition includes “assessing the nutritional needs of individuals and groups” and “providing nutrition counseling.”

Steve Cooksey has learned that the definition, at least in the eyes of the state board, is expansive.

When he was hospitalized with diabetes in February 2009, he decided to avoid the fate of his grandmother, who eventually died of the disease. He embraced the low-carb, high-protein Paleo diet, also known as the “caveman” or “hunter-gatherer” diet. The diet, he said, made him drug- and insulin-free within 30 days. By May of that year, he had lost 45 pounds and decided to start a blog about his success.

The Diabetes Warrior tells us all about it.



Teresa B. said...

I can't believe that happened to that man but I can believe it happened - if you know what I mean!

...I am having a really hard time not having sugar in my tea so I have started taking Stevia.

Felix said...

So honey is not recommended? I'd assumed that it was ok because it's *natural*.

Sigh. I guess I've got a way to go in terms of becoming a real reactionary/realist.

Anonymous said...

Although honey is composed mostly of fructose and glucose, it is still vastly superior to sugar as it has many medicinal properties, particularly if it is raw (not heat treated).


qualcosa di bello said...

laws-o'-mercy! why am i not surprised this is in NC?!?

The Crescat said...

Here is a news update on the Diabetes Warrior. Thought you'd be interested.